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in on that. 56% of respondents want stricter laws. 42% say no change or less strict laws. is that enough for the president to get his gun control initiatives through congress? >> no. one of the things that we see in gun control as in some other issues is an asymmetry between the people who, in larger, the number of people who in general support stricter law, but the intensity, the fervency of people who oppose those las. so the intensity is on the side of the opponents. one of the things that might have surprised some people in our journal nbc poll was the national rifle association had a somewhat better image that some people expected. on par, on balance, it was a positive image. only down slightly in terms of the negatives since the newtown tragedy. and so you know, you look back in history. after columbine, the nra was in neg territory, but after the gabby giffords shooting two years ago in positive territory. they're still isn't positive territory and they're the leading edge of the effort to turn back those restrictions. that doesn't mean the president can't get them through, but it
from the french fighting to what is going on in algeria. we have had many laws of unintended consequences and the middle east. think of the effort to get the soviets out of afghanistan and what it led to. this is a characteristic of the region, not a characteristic of bad politics. it was good to get rid of gaddafi and the soviets. from the pakistan border to the atlantic ocean, you will have something like this, get ready >> are they the same it. ideologically as al qaeda in iraq? >> there are experts that can talk about that. by and large what they represent is extreme for the political islamic theological movements including using violence with anybody that disagree with them. that is what is in common for all of these organizations. calling them al qaeda is loose association. a few years earlier, they invited the city terrorists in iraq to join them as well. so you get these offshoots that are only loosely connected organizations. but they do have a similar theological and political agenda. >> how much of a threat do they represent to americans here? >> of algeria is an i
like anyone else under the law. (applause) righ for if we are truly created equal than surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> reporter: the president elevated man-made climate change higher than at any time since winning reelection, resurrecting an issue he's barely touched forly tou more than two years.n two ye >> some may still deny theill deny overwhelming judgment of science bu but none can avoid theg impact devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms.ith 11 mil >> reporter: with 11 million illegal immigrants in america,ngress to mr. obama called on congress topr provide a legal path tohip. citizenship. >> our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. until bright young students and engineers are listed in our work force rather than expelled fromm our country. >> reporter: mr. obama also recalled the newtown shootingch cause massacre which caused him to push for gun control and a polarizing fight with congress he prev
in virginia. witnesses say virginia state police and other law enforcement agencies are there on the campus responding to reports of a man wearing a ski mask and carrying a pistol. no reports of anyone being injured. but students have been told to hunker down until further notice. they were getting web updates. we'll bring you updated information as soon as we get it. but as we just told you, the lockdown at the university of virginia wise has just been lifted. >>> so here's something we haven't seen much of that winter. the snowplows are about to hit the streets in dc. whether you like it or not, snow is headed our way. nothing on the ground now, but that won't be the case when we wake up. topper is here to tell us how much we'll see. >> it's going to be a fluff any snow. clippers do not -- fluffy snow. clippers don't bring us a lot. we're look at the entire metro area under the winter weather advisory from midnight until 9:00 a.m. it's going to be a quick hitter. oddly enough this is going to be the case where the heaviest snow will be south of town. temperatures, every flake that falls i
is without exception probably one of the best guys that ever came out of the law swat school and that's why he's in this unit now. >>are you sure you made the right choice? >>absolutely, i know i've made the right choice. to have the camaraderie, the teamwork, the ability to work out and train on a regular basis, and just have that trust in your fellow man. i know i've made the right choice joining this band of brothers. (vo)the rookie is soon back under pressure. he's been asked by stadium officials to throw a t-shirt into the crowd. let's hope he does a better job than with his flash-bang. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> bill: hey, good morning everybody. good to see you today. it is thursday, january 24. welcome to the "full court press" here on current tv this thursday morning. bringing you the news of the day. from our nation's capital and our studio here on capitol hill, from around the country and around the globe. and big news today in his final act as defense secretary leon panetta will announce today he's lifting the ban on women serving in combat, a move that's long overdue, over 20,000 wom
. >>> a federal appeals court overturned an indiana law that banned sex offenders from using social networks like facebook and twitter. three-judge panel said theaid the law was unconstitutional and too broad. >>> the republican finds it's never too late to quit smoking. smokers typically lose about a decade of life expectancy but a new study found those who quit between ages 35 and 44 gain back nine of the years and those who quit before 35 gain back all ten years. >>> "the "san francisco chronicle"" say scientists created anti-hiv resistant pills for cells. >>> all right, we're starting out with plenty of clouds around the bay area some fog into the san jose area right now. some showers also showing up outside today so yeah, we're going to have a mixed bag throughout the day. know the a washout but you can see a -- not a washout but you can see a storm system bringing scattered showers in the south. throughout the day that will sweep further to the north. so a chance of scattered showers even as we head throughout the day today. 50s and low 60s for highs. a cha
under the law. he is talking about doma, the supreme court argument to come. he is surrounded by the supreme court right there. and he talked about stonewall. talking about stonewall in an inaugural address, i was really profoundly moved by that. this is not just saying okay, these people helped elect me. this is saying this is a commitment. we're expanding the vision of dr. martin luther king jr. and we're talking about equal rights for all of us. he is talking about seneca falls. he is talking about women's rights and equal pay. and this was a very forward-looking, progressive, inclusive speech. >> i will say as a gay person that i am used to gay people being name checked in speeches, put in a list of demographic groups that you want to shout out to recognize that we exist, which is always nice. but to have the president articulate why the fight, the continuing struggle, the not at all settled struggle for equal rights is an american project, and to have that delivered from the inaugural lectern was i think -- felt personally was moving to me personally. but i also felt like
are treated like anyone else under the law. our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. >> in many ways, this speech was progressives. this is what we have been waiting for to hear for four years. the president is older now, and certainly wiser to the position about how washington works. but at least for today he will not let trivial politics derail the progressive course that this country is on. president obama looked out to the crowd on the national mall today and saw the full scope of america, young and old, rich and poor, black, white, hispanic, asian. he recognized the moment. he captured it. the mission he is charged with today is perhaps greater than his mission of four years ago. in 2009, he was of course there to lead us out of this economic tragedy that we were living in. in 2013, he needs to lead this country and make it the country that we all want to achieve. >> you and i as citizens had the power to set this country's course. you and i as citizens have the obligation to shape t
truck to criminals. there's no law that says you can't do that, and so now we're giving law enforcement the tools they need to go after these criminals and these criminal networks to make sure they can't be selling the guns right out of the back of a truck. >> what about background checks? what about registration? >> huge. the backgrounds bill is vitally important. senator schumer has been working on this issue for a very long time. what his bill, did ch i co-sponsored, others will as well, is going to basically say you can't buy guns without getting a background check. today about 40% of guns are purchased without a background check, so that means if you have been kwigtsd of domestic violence or are greyly mentally ill or have a record of violence, you could buy a gun off the internet or at a gun show. it's a vast loophole that needs to be closed, and i know that that's something we're going to work on very hard and try to get passed as well. i think the two bills, the -- having the anti-trafficking and closing the background check loopholes going to make a huge difference because once
are good, his law is good, he should go through congress. he's not a king. reminds me of saddam hussein when he used kids. >> jennifer: the question, which is coming out of all of this is whether the president should fight for rational policy that he knows will not pass an irrational house of representatives. and the answer to that question is really in a painting by grace mcdonnell, a 6-year-old sandy hook victim whose dad gave the president a piece of her artwork >> obama: i think about grace. i think about the life that she lived. and the life that lay ahead of her. and most of all, i think about how when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now. >> jennifer: for grace, this fight is worth waging. and for her this fight may even be worth losing in the short term anyway. because while the president might be able to squeak out an unsatisfying victory a small and ugly bill riddled with loopholes and signifying nothing, perhaps in this instance, the better course is to wage the big fight to stand strong over banning assault rifles. even when you know you're no
will be a cirrus law on her record? >> i think it is a flaw. but i don't think it will be a lasting flaw. it was a systemic breakdown. there was an independent review that established there was a lot of culpability of a lot of people on the sixth floor of the state department, but she was on the seventh floor, and certainly, her posture has been she accepts responsibility for what happened but not blame, and that's pret much what played out today in two hearings. she was uncharacteristically emotional in describing the death of the four americans. so i don't think it's going to be an impediment to what everybody assumes are her longer term political ambitions to run for the presidency. >> rose: what struck you about the testimony today that was noteworthy? >> well, there was very little that shed new light on the white house role. you know, there was an independent review conducted of what the-- how the state department handled it because it's required by statute. there's no such statute for how the n.s.c. handled it. it would be interesting if there was. i don't think woe learned a lot
taken law and twisted it into something unimaginable. >> reporter: a flogging in a public square this month. this man's crime, he dared smoke a cigarette. islamist militants setting an example for the hundreds of thousands in mahli still living under their rule. they work as truck drivers when militants overran the town the men were thrown in prison accused of stealing. after three months he says the jailers dragged them from their cells by their feet, tied turbines around their wrists and began to hack off their hands. i prefer dying to being like this he says. my hand hurts. high heart hurts. i only have god to turn to. so the man says the pain was terrible. it was the only thing i could feel. now they say unable to earn a living and they wander from house to house, their lives, they say are over. he was a radio journalist who spoke out against punishment. each time they want to do something barbaric i put out a call to people on the radio and they responded he told us. i denounced them he said. he was brutally beaten by armed militants can and left to die. he escaped to the ca
the march on washington, and 30 years ago, martin luther king day was signed into law as a holiday. mr. lewis told dana bash what he was feeling as he watched america's first african-american president take the oath for the second time. >> i did everything possible today to keep from crying. when i saw him standing there, taking the oath with the bible of martin luther king jr., knowing that just 50 short years ago, that dr. king stood on the steps of the lincoln memorial and said i have a dream. >> of course, this was actually the fourth time that president obama has taken the oath of office. let's bring in our panel, van jones, cnn contributor who served as president obama's green jobs adviser in 2009. sally quinn, margaret hoover, republican consultant, cornell belcher, democratic strategist who served fas a pollster for president obama's 2012 re-election team. i wonder how you think this anniversary, this martin luther king day, informed and was infused throughout president obama's remarks today. >> i'll go back to even when he was senator obama. he always talked about, he also und
having arrived at the platform, greeting both of his daughters and his wife and mother-in-law. you see behind him, there is vice president biden, chuck schumer, chair of the inaugural committee is the first person we'll hear from and call proceedings to order. and then it unfolds like the greatest graduation ceremony ever. >> rachel, there's a moment when the new president takes over, like when reagan took over from carter, when the chief of secret service walks behind one guy to the other guy, it is pretty creepy. it is pretty creepy when you're the guy losing protection, but nicely enough, it will be the same guy there. >> jerry ford was the first president who upon leaving office from the inauguration of the new president, jimmy carter, decided to leave by helicopter, seen as a rather odd way to leave on the way, but every president has followed that tradition. it is a dramatic way to get out of dodge. also your last ride in marine one. >> you want to allow the indulgence just a bit. >> one of the things as yet undetermined for the second term is who exactly will make up the preside
haven't heard anybody in law enforcement connect this -- that the same people responsible, he thinks, for benghazi then went on to that hostage situation in algeria. >>brian: one of the people dead are one of the people said to be in on the benghazi hit. dead in algeria. i don't know where they came from, but they actually perpetrated their crime in algeria. and there are direct links, it seems, among the terrorists, they went from libya maybe with guns, shuttled through qatar to the libyan rebels using those guns against our guys to make that massive hostage grab which resulted in a lot of carnage last week. >>steve: hillary rodham clinton yesterday mentioned that there was a connection. to answer the question, what difference does it make at this point, absolutely. if they would have known that they were terrorists right then, they could have started tracking them down. one of the other things was a couple of times she was complaining about the fact that, you know, essentially she was blaming the republicans. we don't have enough funding for the embassy security and stuff like that
to be successful. >> we're going to make changes to gun laws. i think we'll do some on a national basis and we're clearly already starting it on a state by state basis. so i'm there is going to be a level of success. it's locked in and i think you have to put that into -- i know it's hard for what people in washington to think that something might actually be gotten done but it's going do happen. this newtown changed discussion and whatever is not gotten in the first round, eventually will be gotten because there's going to be more newtowns. we're so far extended on access to weapons of mass destruction that there are going to be other incidention. >> we were looking in the wrong place, right? >> right. >> who would -- you're right. they are here. you know? and when a disturbed individual can take two magazines, 30-round magazines, tape them together so he literally -- all he had to do was turn it around and get another 30 shots off and have multiples of those as you walk into a school, that's who we are right now and america's growing sick of it. and if we start to forget what happened in new
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] ring. ring. progresso. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. prego?! but i've been buying ragu for years. [ thinking ] i wonderhat other questionable choices i've made? [ club scene music ] [ sigh of relief ] [ male announcer ] choose taste. choose prego. jon: an incredible story out of michigan where two kids who were home alone answered a knock at the door and turned into heroes. watch. >> i opened the door and she asked me, my parents are home. i told them no. she said, well a guy just kidnapped me, was going to try to kill me. jon: even though they were putting their lives at risk, they let in the 22-year-old college student. she told them she got away from her kidnapper by jumping out of a moving car. the kids locked the door and all hid in the bathroom. police say the guy she was apparently running from showed up
with the debt ceiling law altogether. this is congressman jerry neven, this is what he had to say about it. take a listen. >> it is time to repeal the debt ceiling and today we're introducing legislation to do just that. instead of playing a game of chicken with the full faith and credit of the united states, we must deal with the economic and fiscal problems that face our nation responsibly without blackmail. >> congressman, why should congress step a bay from taway the debt limit process altogether? >> well, a statutory requirement to have a vote to increase the debt ceiling is unnecessary. it has served the purpose. back in 1939 that was enacted into law to try to create some flexibility so that the nation could obtain more favorable financing so we go from time to time, and you make increases in the debt ceiling to accommodate the need to borrow money to pay for the spending that you've already authorized, but now that is being used as a political weapon. one of my colleagues said that they've weaponized the statute, and using it for politics and it is hurting our fiscal situation. it's hurt
to end taxpayer funded bailouts once and for all. we also need cops on the beat to enforce the law. and that's why today i am nominating maryjo white to lead the securities and exchange commission and richard corduray to lead the financial protection bureau. this guy's bothering me. as a young girl, maryjo white was a big fan of the hardy boys. i was, too, by the way. >> good, good. >> as an adult, she's built a career they could only dream of. as a u.s. attorney in new york, she helped prosecute criminals and money launders. in the early 1990s, she brought down john gotti. and she brought to justice the terrorists responsible for bombing the world trade center and the american embassies in africa. so, i'd say that's a good run. you don't want to mess with maryjo. as a former chairman said, she does not intimidate easily. and that's important because she has a big job ahead of her. the s.e.c. played a critical role protecting the financial system in the worst of the financial crisis but there's much more work to be done to complete the task of reforming wall street and making sure
the curve again. i think it is important to change the laws about the best value contacting versus lois, but a qualified. the state department contracts in dangerous places like libya except iraq and afghanistan must be awarded a using a lowest price technically acceptable selection process. we currently have at -- it's a but it is going to expire. -- it but it's going to expire. the point that the chairman made authorization. working on an authorization, i was on the armed services committee in the senate. we did an authorization every year. it was a great tool. it made sure our defense needs were going to be met. i believe our diplomacy and development needs are very important. we do not have the same focus. working with the senate foreign relations committee on an authorization where you can look everything and have subcommittees' delved into these different issues coming up with an authorization would be a great step forward. >> thank you. >> madam secretary, thank you. thank you for the cause and working relationship we have had during your tenure at the state department. why were
the rule of law and as more evidence becomes available, they are prepared to act on him again. i think as hillary clinton said dramatically, our focus here now is to bring these guys to justice but also to understand benghazi in the context of what's happening over the last few days to understand the evolving threat from al qaeda and to deal appropriately with that. >> dana loesch there were phone calls today that they would have been fired. do you agree with that? >> there were a lot of missteps here. we do know that you had said that there was a whisper of questioning susan rice and secretary of state clinton. i don't think asking questions on why talking points were changed, we know for sure the u.s. intelligence report came out and said extremists that led the attack had al qaeda ties. why was that removed? who removed it? who was in charge of manipulating these talking points. these are questions i wish would have been asked today. >> okay. that's fine. if you're going to take the argument that anyone guilty of misreading intelligence and so on should actually be fired, where woul
an assault weapons ban passed through congress but the law expired after 0 years when congress refused to renew it. now, senator feinstein is back with new legislation she says will put some curves on military style assault weapon autos we prohibit 158 named military-style firearms. >> the bill would ban the sale, transfer, imfor taigs, and manufacturing ever the assault weapon ronz. also limiting the size of ammunition clips to no more than 10 bullets. senator durbin called on them to speak out. >> we need to have your validation. of what we're setting out to do. >> if you look at what they mean, what they do, they have no place in a city like oakland. >> national rifle association is responding by daying the first ban didn't work. why should we have another? tonight at 6:00 we'll hear from the chief here in oakland. his answer to the nra. reporting from oakland city hall, abc 7 news. >> and the nra went further releasing this statement in response to senator feinstein's bill. it's disappointing but not surprising she's once again focused on curtailing the constitution instead of pros
to be done with force, north korea says, not with words, as it, the united states, regards jungle law as the rule of its survival. so does this mean that north korea is going to start lobbying nuclear test missiles at the united states and, even more importantly, are they even capable of that? the truth is, last december, north korea had its most successful launch to state. it managed to carry a payload of 1300 pounds and travel about 6,000 miles or it is capable of that which would bring it to the coast of carolina. they say all they were trying to do was get a satellite into space. that's all this program was about. but intel general analysts say they don't believe it. they think the problem is, given time, north koreans could test enough and one day they could swap this out for a nuclear warhead. >> so if you combine, tom, that test with this latest message, does that mean that the u.s. will strike the mainland with a nuclear weapon? >> in a word, wolf, no, it does not. they really are profound. they have to look at the issue of re-entry. the simple fact that you can get a rocket l
just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> this actually isn't hot coffee, it's hot water i picked up at the gas station. let's see if we can make a little bit of snow for everybody, see if it's cold enough for this it happen. hopefully i didn't leave this in the truck too long. yeah, that didn't work. >> you think he would practice that once or twice? >> that's my theory. >> put his tongue to a pole. a live shot of new york city here. this is bill karins with the forecast. do we have any old clips of you doing that? >> you don't test things out. you do it live on tv and get the natural reaction and make a fool of yourself. >> classic. it's cold. >> yeah, it remains that way. if you wake up this morning in maryland, especially coastal areas, you probably got a little coating on the car. someone just send us a p
go to commercial break, let's take a look. there you see the -- the president's mother-in-law. gloria, they will be making their way here to -- to the capitol. as the -- president's aides get ready to get in the various cars. what part of the white house is this? >> i think we are looking right now at the north door. the president has been attending a coffee with congressional leaders, with senate leader mitch mcconnell. speaker boehner and congressman eric cantor. i confirmed that. with each of their offices. a nice bipartisan tradition and good way to kick off a new term. those of you discussing he does not do enough socializing with leaders, here he is doing just that. he's been with -- the wives, vice president biden and his wife has been there as has the first lady. they will then head in the motorcade and make their way up here to the capitol where they will go into a hold for about an hour before the president speaks. >> senator john kerry arriving at the capitol. there's senator kerry. >> confirmation hearings. secretary of state. >> this is the entrance you see usually in the
to arkansas to teach, making partner at the rose law firm five years later. she kept working after her husband was elected governor of arkansas. she would become the first first lady to do so. >> i suppose i could have stayed home and bake kd cookies. >> then came washington. >> this social security card will represent a right of every citizen and it will give each of us the security of knowing we will be taken care of when we need help. >> her health care initiative came crashing down in 1994. her high visibility came at a cost. but the superwoman learned to steel herself. there was the unexplained suicide vince foster and questions about the clinton's whitewater land deal but the challenges didn't end there. >> i did not have sexual relations with that woman, miss lewinsky. >> the affair and the house vote after that to impeach her husband threatened to derail team clinton but hillary was nothing if not resilient. she ran for congress and elected sin for from new york with 56% of the note. she became the first first lady to enter congress and in 2007 another first. >> when people tell me, we
americans trying to understand the new tax laws. i've been learning a lot over the last few months and talking with people who are trying to help me make intelligent and informed decisions. i certainly don't have a definitive plan at this time but like everyone else i want to make decisions that are best for my future and my family. finances and taxes are a personal matter, and i should not have made my opinions on them public. i apologize to those who i have upset or insulted and assure you, i intend to not let that happen again. >>steve: a man now has to apologize for upsetting people or offending people because he doesn't like the idea of paying 63 cents on every dollar extra that he makes. >>steve: there is no secret why so many professional athletes choose not to live in california he has to give away 60% of his money or he's whining and should feel lucky. he's away probably 250 days a year from his family. there is no guarantee of any single dollar. there is no guarantee in his life. >> what happened to states which have raised their tax rates like california, like illinois v
difficult to do but if that can be found, and i think we're going to have good immigration law. >> the president extended really an olive branch, if you will, before the inaugural address to republicans saying that he's going to try to reach out more, perhaps invite people over to the white house, whether or not he kind of joked about playing cards and golf and that type of thing. if the president were to reach out to you more in the second term, would you take him up on it? would you be a part of a group that would really try to break through some of the nastiness that we've seen in washington? >> of course i would. and i would give an example of my doing that as i tried to work very closely with republican and democrats in the congress and with the president the first nine months of obama care, trying to reach a bipartisan agreement. but we weren't moving fast enough for the president. he decided to go ahead on a part dan basis. so i got nine months there of working very closely. i can tell you, more recently, there's an inaugural lunch after his speech and i was invited to t
laws are important. they should not replace common sense. it feels like the world is becoming more and more lat ijous every day. you may laugh at a story like this. if you think about the bigger problem it represents, it really gets your goat. "anderson cooper 360" starts now. >> good evening, everyone. breaking news. no shortage of compelling stories. unwitting, unknowing woman's face being used in a con. we'll talk to diane o'meara and what it was like to have no connection to manti te'o but be known as his fictitious girlfriend. >>> first, we begin with breaking news. a military story that could seriously alter the political battlefield perhaps for decades to come. cnn has learned that tomorrow defense secretary leon panetta will open the door to women serving in combat units. it won't happen all at once. there will be certain limitations. for the first time in long history of american armed forces, a big door will be opening. the decision comes with plenty of women fighting and dying overseas it's important to mention. at least 130 women have been killed in iraq and afghanistan
worked for. what a coincidence. and is there a law that says this is illegal. yes, there are many, but let me give you sarbanes oxley act. a quote here so you're lear on it. chief executive office and chief financial offices certify under oath that their financial statements arestatementsstatement accurate and they assure that all relative and knowingly may be sent to prison. and no one went to prison. let's jump right into it. what are the possible reasons why no one saw prosecution here? >> the word that we get number one, let's accept that these transactions the sale of market-back securities to investors, these were very well lawyered transactions. these are not easy prosecutions by any stretch yet there have been no attempts at prosecution. that raises the question of whether, indeed, it is impossible to find fraud in these things. that doesn't seem to be the case either. there has been a whole slew of private civil lawsuits filed and recently the government in the new york attorney general u.s. attorney in manhattan have come forward with civil cases. as you and i know, frau
in at a vulnerable time and felt that they came in seeking help it wasn't available to them from the law enforcement, people they expected to trust. >> reporter: until last june she worked as director of s.a.n.e., they speak with and perform rape kit tests on sexual assault victims out of the washington hospital center. she says early during her tenure there were cases mishandled by two or at least police detectives. this woman says she was a victim of sexual assault and she felt the detective discouraged her from filing the report. >> the expert was humiliating, but it wasn't until i talked to the police that i felt shamed. >> these are women that actually came in and they wanted the evidence collect ed, that wante the case pursued. >> the advocacy group human rights watch claimed that the d.c. police mishandled scores of sex assault cases. the group said it couldn't find indent reports on 170 cases over three years the. >> dozens of people who work with victims, for different community organizations, that they were concerned that cases weren't being taken seriously and victims were being treated i
jobs exactly women could have in the military were gone. there was no law banning women from specific jobs in the military, but there was a defense department policy that said women could not serve in units whose primary mission was to engage in direct combat on the ground. so that has been the rule. no women in combat. that's the rule. supposedly. as if. >> well, i didn't lose my legs in a bar fight. >> that's illinois congresswoman tammy duckworth, a blackhawk pilot who lost both legs in iraq. technically she was not engaged in ground warfare because she was flying the aircraft and it was only the people shooting her down on the ground. do you really want to split hairs with her about whether or not that count as combat? in the wars and iraq and afghanistan, defining what counts as a combat role and what does not count as a combat role has been a fool's errand from the beginning. in those wars over the past decade, 61 american women have been killed in iraq in combat by hostile action. and in afghanistan, where the war is still going on, so far 23 american women have been killed in
to the front lines by law in a compulsory manner to serve as a infantry woman? >> ifill: you have a few seconds to answer? >> i don't know how this is going to effect the selective service but i do think that with full rights comes full responsibilities. >> ifill: colonel ellen haring and wade zirkle founder of vets for freedom, thank you very much. >> brown: next, trying to make sense of china's economy. a top chinese official told leaders at the davos world economic forum in switzerland this week the country is expecting faster growth this year. if anything, he said, china's trying to stop the economy from overheating too quickly. but some are asking whether china's high-flying growth may be built on questionable assumptions. "newshour" economics correspondent paul solman has our look as, yes, part of his ongoing reporting: "making sense of financial news." >> reporter: china: the juggernaut that's driving a world economic recovery? or a classic bubble about to burst, taking us all down with it? the evidence is dramatic, on both sides. on the one hand, breakneck urbanization-- building ten ne
of legislation, and it is extremely unusual. when any of the other major programs were passed, signed into law, they were ultimately done with both democrat and republican votes. >> narrator: it was victory, but experienced washington knew the president would pay for it. >> it came at a high price, the entire first year basically dedicated to this, having their hopes for bipartisanship dashed. >> narrator: now, he and his party would have to wait for a verdict from the electorate-- the midterm elections. >> an historic election for the republican party... >> it's a whole new political world for the president... > narrator: in november of 2010, the president's party suffered a significant defeat... >> now the republicans back in power in the house of representatives... >> narrator: for them, the midterm elections were a disaster. >> democrats are nursing a major midterm hangover. >> it was really one of the first times when the country had a chance to register their opposition to obama. >> tuesday's election was a game changer... >> and boy, did they. >> repudiation of the president and his pol
and if so would she support any able-bodied able aged woman being sent to the front lines by law in a compulsory manner to serve as a infantry woman? >> ifill: you have a few seconds to answer? >> i don't know how this is going to effect the selective service but i do think that with full rights comes full responsibilities. >> ifill: colonel ellen haring and wade zirkle founder of vets for freedom, thank you very much. >> brown: next, trying to make sense of china's economy. a top chinese official told leaders at the davos world economic forum in switzerland this week the country is expecting faster growth this year. if anything, he said, china's trying to stop the economy from overheating too quickly. but some are asking whether china's high-flying growth may be built on questionable assumptions. "newshour" economics correspondent paul solman has our look as, yes, part of his ongoing reporting: "making sense of financial news." >> reporter: china: the juggernaut that's driving a world economic recovery? or a classic bubble about to burst, taking us all down with it? the evidence
-life time than those of less merry suckers. the main reason is because there are at least 1,000 laws that give financial benefits to marry couple's. >> i'm single and i'm thinking, do i make enough to have to pay a million dollars? it's a no-brainer. melissa: we go out every friday and saturday. among very expensive white. my husband is not saving any money by being married to me. that's for sure. >> there are all kinds of tax incentives for married couples and so one. how they file in their property and so on. so to be single really is kind of expensive. melissa: but with it? i don't know. >> put the toilet seat down. >> that's critical. that right there is worth a million dollars. it. melissa: all right. a group of investment managers, a group of students and the cap. guess which one comes up with the best dog picks? of course is the cat. that was so obvious. during his favorite toy mouse on a grid of numbers allocated to all the company's. the cat one buy nearly $8,871. nearly 600 more dollars than the investment bankers. the thing and going to call a cab for nylon. >> with the ex
of arms and rule of law. we will show the courage to try and resolve our differences with other nations peacefully - not because we are naÏve about the dangers we face, but because engagement can more durably lift suspicion and fear. [applause] america will remain the anchor of strong alliances in every corner of the globe. and we will renew those institutions that extend our capacity to manage crisis abroad, for no one has a greater stake in a peaceful world than its most powerful nation. we will support democracy from asia to africa, from the americas to the middle east, because our interests and our conscience compel us to act on behalf of those who long for freedom. and we must be a source of hope to the poor, the sick, the marginalized, the victims of prejudice - not out of mere charity, but because peace in our time requires the constant advance of those principles that our common creed describes: tolerance and opportunity, human dignity and justice. we, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths - that all of us are created equal - is the star that guides us stil
. there are always regulations, laws that you can impose to make sure stuff doesn't happen or does happen. it's a lot easier than when you're trying the win midterm elections. >> the first report on january consumer sentiment is out at 9:55 a.m. eastern. forecasts call for a reading of 75.5 up three points from december. we'll look at earnings from general electric, morgan stanley, schlumberger, johnson controls, state street and suntrust bank. >>> the outgoing treasury secretary, whose last day on the job is january 25th, tells "the wall street journal" the u.s. is well ahead of other countries in balancing the financial system. geithner says the u.s. has more diversity of strength from energy to high tech and the public should find comfort and optimism in that. but, rob, the public is not finding much optimism, are they? >> they shouldn't, given that we didn't get the fiscal cliff deal that we thought we did on january 1st. we got a mini deal. it looks like rubbish. they shouldn't be desperately optimistic. other things are going right. stock prices have been reasonably buoyant. the gas prices are
. her pregnancy announced while harry was away. >> i'm longing to see my brother and sister-in-law as any other soldier that got off the plane 4 1/2 months away and want to get invited. >> reporter: no doubt fueled by criticism of othearlier comment saying he killed taliban fighters perhaps sounding cavalier. >> take a life to save a life. if the people -- if there's people trying to do bad stuff to our guy, then, you know, we'll take them out of the game, i suppose. >> reporter: even compared the deadly weapons in his helicopter with video game control. >> the trigger grip, too, designed for this younger generation, let's put it that wa way. >> with my friends, i like to play, it's quite useful. >> reporter: some in the afghan government complained and asked back home why he was more reflective. >> supporting the afghan people and expected to do things wearing this uniform, put it that way. >> reporter: the simple truth about war is this. >> there's nothing normal about war we've been doing 4 1/2 month, nothing normal about what's going on there. in the last day i was there, a 7-y
the drones, law enforcement, real estate agents. this is an infringement i think on our privacy and rights as individuals. the technology might be awesome, and we might enjoy that technology, but it's something i think we have to be very, very careful with. if it's in the wrong hands, what they use that technology for. >> it will be interesting to see where it ends up going. thanks for being with us guys. hey carol, good morning. ♪ >>> good morning to all of you, i'm carol costello, happening now, secretary of state hillary clinton answers for the deaths of four americans before a senate committee. after weeks of delay, she appears before lawmakers to discuss the terrorist attack on the u.s. consulate in libya, and republicans are being warn todd be respectful to secretary clinton. but it will go beyond politics. did the government do enough to protect their citizens? did the state department ignore social security concerns? what are survivors telling investigators, and what's being done to track down the terrorist that laid siege on these offices. it's likely to be a day of blunt questi
of the world with respect to an economy that is open and comprehensive and based on rule of law and rules of the road. how are we going to do that? when you have 60% of the population of the region is almost under 30. 50% is under the age of 21. 40% is under the age of 18. and it's growing. if they don't find jobs, if they don't get educated, and if we don't do something, all of us, in the developed world, and i'm including china, near developed at least, and i would say developed, russia, south korea, brazil, mexico those developed countries that have the capacity are going to have to come together and think about this, because everybody is affected. and i think that's the challenge for all of us. and so, senator, that's my response to a very big question that is a very legitimate question. and we ought to really sit down, as we will, i know, and work through this in the days ahead. >> thank you. >> thank you, mr. chairman. senator kerry, i am thrilled to be here with you on the other side of that desk as the nominee for secretary of state. i can't think of anyone better to continue the
's just unbelievable. if you sew so many seams, the law of averages dictates. so now this is a three-row construction, but it's not a nine patch. they're not even. it's not even. you'll choose to press your seams on the outside -- toward the goose. on the outside rows toward or away from the goose. then the inner panel, the inner row -- toward the goose again. if you go toward the goose each time -- right. okay. our seams would be abutted. i don't think we have time to do this, but we have time to show that these seams will lock because of pressing opposite directions. i'd probably put a pin here and here and shoot it through. here's our beautiful block. let's look at this one that's all nicely completed. it's set on point in the setting. let's take a look at the quilt because we want to point out, now that you've seen how to do the two blocks, as mary pointed out in the beginning those rust setting triangles around the outside really frame this. but there's that little square at the inside tip of each one of those setting triangles -- the side settin
new laws in states like wisconsin and indiana and the expansion of companies in nonunion states. >> "the seattle times," a battery like the one in boeing 787 dreamliner exploded in a lab in 2006. setting off a volatile fire that destroyed the building in which it was housed. the u.s. and european fleets of dreamliners have been temporarily grounded until technical issues are resolved including problems with lithium batteries that have caught fire. >> i think that's probably a good idea. >> going to be a long time before mika gets on a 787. >> let's look at "politico." joining us with a look at the "playbook," executive editor jim vandehei. good morning. >> good morning. a special treat for you today. in solidarity with my dear friend beyonce, i'm going to lip-sync my analysis. >> mika did that the other day. >> i tried. it didn't work so well. i still don't get it, willie. >> were you offended that she perhaps lip-synced? >> she lip-synced. >> i know, but what do you not get? it's not yo-yo ma four years ago. >> i have a problem with all of it. >> do you really? >> it's not a wo
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